- — Miriam Posner (@miriamkp)Thu, Apr 02 2015 23:07:46Hi! Can you help answer my question about what individuals are using to manage large image collections? http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/what-are-people-using-to-manage-large-collections-of-images#post-2307 …
- A lot of people agreed that this seems to be a problem for scholars.
- — Roxanne Shirazi (@RoxanneShirazi)Thu, Apr 02 2015 23:17:25@miriamkp I don't think you're missing something; I only ever hear of Lightroom as the way to manage these. Curious about responses you get!
- Some suggested solutions:
- — Miriam Posner (@miriamkp)Thu, Apr 02 2015 23:17:47@ltaub A few q’s: (I have to confess I know nothing about it) 1) One has to be affiliated with an institution w/ a subscription, right?
- — Cynthia B. Meyers (@AnneHummert)Fri, Apr 03 2015 00:43:55@miriamkp Colleague rec: convert JPGs of documents to PDF, OCR them in Acrobat, then put them in DevonThinkPro to tag, annotate, organize.
- — David Underdown (@DavidUnderdown9)Fri, Apr 03 2015 18:59:06@miriamkp exiftool is quite handy for pulling out or embedding metadata in a wide range of image formats
- — Byzantine Cappadocia (@ByzCapp)Fri, Apr 03 2015 18:23:47@miriamkp Super-useful, thanks. FWIW, I ended up just batch renaming and using a consistent naming scheme for images + folders in Dropbox.
- ... but most seemed to feel that this is a gap that still needs to be filled.
- — Byzantine Cappadocia (@ByzCapp)Fri, Apr 03 2015 18:48:25@miriamkp So true. I did a tools wkshop at the GC a while back, but there's a real need for better options. https://digitalfellows.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2013/05/16/organizing-image-collections-handout/ …
- — Quinn Dombrowski (@quinnanya)Fri, Apr 03 2015 02:26:45
- — Quinn Dombrowski (@quinnanya)Fri, Apr 03 2015 02:27:05
- — Adam Rabinowitz (@adamrabinowitz)Fri, Apr 03 2015 01:20:15@miriamkp big problem for archaeologists, too. Working w/CS student on browser-based drag-drop context (not exif) metadata generation tool
- — Adam Rabinowitz (@adamrabinowitz)Fri, Apr 03 2015 02:18:16@miriamkp if you'd be interested in looking at proof of concept, I'll check with him to see if he feels ready (pre-alpha, but works)
- — Brian Rosenblum (@blros)Fri, Apr 03 2015 01:05:50@miriamkp I used to use iView Media Pro years ago. Used to be good but it's been heavily commercialized. Now called Phase One or something.
- Krystal tipped me off to an interesting possibility: a plugin for Adobe Bridge that allows you to embed VRA metadata in the image file itself. Still not sure how you'd organize or query the images, though ...
- — Krystal Boehlert (@kboehlert)Thu, Apr 02 2015 23:28:22@miriamkp check out the @VisResAssn Metadata info panel http://metadatadeluxe.pbworks.com/w/page/32300275/VRA%20XMP%20Info%20Panel%20%28beta%29 …
- Kevin has also been using Adobe Bridge.
- — Kevin L. Ferguson (@KevinLFerguson)Thu, Apr 02 2015 23:15:02@miriamkp I use Adobe Bridge (10s of 1000s of photos); advantage over Lightroom is no import. Works kinda like Finder; just point to source.
Managing large image collections
I asked how individuals are managing large collections of images (especially large collections of photographed archival documents).
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